New colleagues - 2018

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On November 1st, Jeppe Blaabjerg, joins Logic and Semantics as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Aslan Askarov. 


On November 1st, Søren Eller Thomsen, joins Logic and Semantics as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Bas Spitters. 


On November 1st, Jaco van der Pol, joins Logic and Semantics as a professor. 


On October 1st, Martin Bidlingmeier, joins Logic and Semantics as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Bas Spitters. 


On September 1st, Juan Pablo de Cases Sifuentes, joins the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group, as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Kaj Grønbæk.

Professional Background

BSc in Mechanic and Electric Engineering with specialization in product design, MSc in Computational Engineering from Ruhr Universität Bochum in Germany. Seven years of experience working on Ruhrpumpen, a pump manufacturer company where I had different roles such as CAE Analyst and team leader of Engineering Automation group. Additionally, some partial jobs as CAD instructor and teaching numerical methods lecture.

Personal Interest

I enjoy sports and travelling. My favorite sports: soccer, tennis and swimming.


On September 1st, Frederik Hvilshøj, joins the Database as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Ira Assent. 

Professional background: I received my Master's degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University this summer.

Personal Interests: I love sports that comes with adrenalin and a high pulse. Specifically, much of my spare time is spent on gymnastics and running.


On September 1st, Joao Belo, joins the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group, as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Kaj Grønbæk.

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On September 1st, Nikolaj Schwartzbach, joins the Cryptography and Security group, as a PhD. His main supervisor will be Ivan Damgård. 

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On August 1st, Roman Rädle, joins the Computer Mediated Activity as a Assistant Professor (Tenure track).

Professional background: Roman holds a B.Sc. in Information Engineering and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Konstanz in Germany. Before joining the Computer Science department, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University.  He was a visiting scholar at the Game Innovation Lab at New York University and interned in the Human Experience & Design Group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK.

His research interests include human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and programming education. In his current research, he focuses on collaborative multi-device computing challenges and specifically on enabling technologies that support cross-device interactions and fluid transitions between individual work and collaborative group work. 

Personal interests: I enjoy traveling where I spend a great deal of my time exploring places with excellent coffee.


On August 1st, Daniel Gratzer joins the Logic and semantics group as a PhD student. 

Professional background: I completed my undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University in the spring of 2018.

Personal background: Outside of work, I enjoy reading and juggling.


On August 1st, Asger Hautop Drewsen started as PhD at the Department of Computer Science. He joins the algorithmics group. 

Professional background: Asger received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University in 2017.

Personal interests: 
He enjoys spending time with his friends at the friday bar, where he is currently a bartender and a board member.


Since 2014 he has participated in various programming competitions, including NCPC and NWERC.

 


On August 1st, Katrine Scheel Nellemann, joins the Database group as a PhD student.

Professional Background: I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University this summer. My bachelor's project, ORAIL (Outlier Representation Active Incremental Learning), was a data mining framework for active outlier detection. 

Personal interests: In my spare time I enjoy cooking, coffee (often and lots), and spending time with my friends and family.


On August 1st, Magnus Madsen, joins the Programming Languages as a Assistant Professor (Tenure track).

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On May 1, Hans-Jörg Schulz started as Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science. He joins the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group

Professional background: Hans-Jörg received his diploma in Computer Science and his doctorate degree in Computer Graphics from the University of Rostock in 2004 and 2010, respectively. His area of research is Visual Analytics and Information Visualization, where he works on a broad spectrum of topics surrounding the visual analysis of structured data from various application fields including the life sciences and geosciences.

Personal interests: He likes to spend his free time outdoors hiking, cycling, or geocaching with his wife. His favorite vacation spots are the Nordic countries for long distance hiking, and the Alps for climbing and snow shoeing.  



On February 1st, Mirzel Avdic joins the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group as a PhD student. His main supervisor will be Jo Vermeulen.

Professional background: Mirzel received his Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design in 2014. This degree is a mixture of design and engineering where he spent most of his time bridging users and technology.

He received his Master's degree in IT - Product Design in 2017. Here the focus was on the design process, although, he always tried to include some hands-on work by making prototypes. During his Masters he spent 1 semester abroad in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Personal interests: In his spare time (if he will have any left :) he likes to workout, cook "healthy" meals, learn new skills... anything that he finds useful.


On February 1st, Nathalie Bressa, joined the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group as a PhD student. Her main supervisor will be Jo Vermeulen.

 

Professional background:  Before joining Aarhus University,  I obtained my master's degree in Software Engineering at the University of St Andrews and my ba​chelor's degree in Computer Science and Media at the Media University Stuttgart.

Personal interests: In my spare time, I enjoy food, swimming and hiking.


On February 1st, Rasmus Kiilmann, joins the Algorithms and Data Structures group as a PhD student. His supervisor will be Peyman Afshani.

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On February 1st, Daniel Tschudi, joins the Cryptography and Security group as a postdoc.

Professional background

Before joining the crypto group at Aarhus University, Daniel did his PhD in the Cryptography and Information Security Group lead by Ueli Maurer at ETH Zurich. Even before that, Daniel studied mathematics, also at ETH.

Daniel's main research interest in cryptography is multi-party computation. Topics include topology-hiding communication, blockchains, and general adversary protocols.

Personal interests

Daniel is a judoka and enjoys swimming.